I work an office job. My company has lost a lot of valuable employees over the last few months due to internal chaos and is also struggling to find new employees.
This is why me and my colleagues have struggled to keep the department running but we did really well with lots of overtime and sweat.
As part of our annual talks with our bosses I was told that I did really, really well and that they trust me to be able to take even more responsibility and more challenging tasks this year. Please note that I am already responsible for nearly everything and my tasks have trippled since I started working for this company.
Anyway, as I am such a good working bee my boss made the following “generous” offer:
a 100 euro (net) raise in 5 months in case I continue to do well.
Wow, how grateful I am for this amazing perspective … 🙁
I think the company will soon have to find one more new employee to replace some experienced but frustrated ex employee.
By the way I just said nothing to this offer, thanked by boss for his time and left the meeting.